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Majors That Pay You Back

Your choice of major can have a big impact on your post-graduation earnings. See PayScale’s list of college majors by salary potential.
Top 10 Majors by Salary Potential
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Annual pay for bachelor’s graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have two years of experience; mid-career graduates have 15 years. See full methodology.
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Majors by Salary Potential – Full List
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This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data for full-time employees in the United States who possess a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees and have majored in the subjects listed above. These results may not represent all graduates with these degrees. More than 1,000 colleges and universities across the U.S. were included. As a result, median salary figures may be skewed toward large state universities, since these schools have the largest attendance. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation.
 
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